xxv, 253 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
9780393065275 hardcover 0393065278 hardcover
Robin Waterfield presents Socrates as a deeply moral thinker whose convictions stood in stark relief to those of his former disciple, Alcibiades, the hawkish and self-serving military leader. Refusing to surrender his beliefs even in the face of death, Socrates was determined to save his native Athens even as the city-state was tearing itself apart and falling into moral decline.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-245) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The trial of Socrates Socrates in court How the system worked The charge of impiety The war years Alcibiades, Socrates and the aristocratic milieu Pestilence and war The rise and fall of Alcibiades The end of the war Critias and civil war - Crisis and conflict Symptoms of change Reactions to intellectuals The condemnation of Socrates Socratic politics A cock for Asclepius.